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					Third Generation Solar PV - The
Cost Competitive Solution
                                                                              Reference Code: GDAE0025VPT
                                                                              Publication Date: NOV 2008




Alternative Energy Viewpoint                                                    GDAE0025VPT / Published NOV 2008
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1      Table of Contents                                                                                    2

1.1       List of Tables                                                                                     4

1.2       List of Figures                                                                                    5


2      GlobalData Viewpoint                                                                                 6

2.1       Summary                                                                                            6


3      Third Generation Solar PV – The Cost Competitive Solution                                            7

3.1       Introduction                                                                                       7

3.2       Evolution of the Solar PV Technology                                                               8

3.3       The Future Solar PV Technologies                                                                   8

3.4       Present Market Scenario of Third Generation Solar Technology                                       9

3.5       Conclusion                                                                                        10


4      Recent Developments                                                                                 11

4.1       Oct 15, 2008: CRSP Funds 12 New Solar Research Projects                                           11

4.2       Oct 07, 2008: Gap, MMA Renewable And SunPower Launches One MW Solar Power System 13

4.3       Oct 07, 2008: Smart Installs Solar And Wind Power For Its Cell Sites In Cebu                      14

4.4       Oct 03, 2008: SunPower, Agilent To Dedicate One Megawatt Solar System In Santa Rosa               15

4.5       Sep 25, 2008: aleo solar Begins Construction On Turnkey Solar Farm In Germany                     16

4.6       Sep 17, 2008: Sputnik And Wurth Solergy Commence 3 MW Thin Film Project                           17

4.7       Sep 15, 2008: Nanosolar To Build 10 MW Solar Farm In Germany                     
				
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Description: Third Generation Solar PV - The Cost Competitive Solution Summary Solar PV is often characterized with high costs and low efficiency. This has limited the growth of this technology. However, given the growing energy security and environmental concerns, Solar PV has been supported with incentives and policies in various nations in the recent past. As a result, the technology has improved in terms of efficiencies and quality of raw material used. Solar PV technology has undergone an impressive transformation, becoming cheaper and having improved performance in the last two decades. Scope • GlobalData viewpoints cover the latest events or important trends in the alternative energy industry and provide our in-depth analysis of issues and challenges. Viewpoints offer expert opinions and GlobalData’s views of various developments that have been taking place in the alternative energy industry across the world. Reasons to Buy • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights from GlobalData on the key events happening in the alternative energy industry. • Gain a strong understanding of the energy market and analyze the major trends in the global alternative energy industry today • Identify opportunities and challenges with the help of our analysis of the latest news and deals in the alternative energy industry • Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of information on latest operational, financial, and regulatory events
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